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Publication numberUS1011444 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 12, 1911
Filing dateMar 26, 1909
Priority dateMar 26, 1909
Publication numberUS 1011444 A, US 1011444A, US-A-1011444, US1011444 A, US1011444A
InventorsTheodor Kihlgren, David Kihlgren
Original AssigneeNat Equip Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Confectionery machinery.
US 1011444 A
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APPLIGM'ION 111151111111111@` 111111.

1,01 1,444. Patented Dee. 12` 19114 ATTORNEY.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dee. 12, 1911.

Application filed March 26, 1909. Serial No. 485,894.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, Tnonon Kenianen and Divin KIHLGREN, citizens of the United States of America1 residing at Springfielda in the county of Hampden and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Confectionery Machinery, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to improvements in machines for the manufacture of confection ery in which the chocolates or other confections are carried, during the coating rocoso, on @horizontally moving apron. A tor this coating process has been completed it is the common practice to decorate or apply to the confection a string or ridge-shaped layer of chocolate. Vwhich operation has usually been performed by hand.

Cnr present invention particularly relates to an apron construction and menne for vibrating the same for the purpose of causing the confections to automatically assume a position in alinelnent each with the other in succession, whereby the coniections 'will all. receive the decoration of chocolate or other material as the apron passes beneut h a receptacle from which a stream of choco late or other material is iowing.

The apron or belt. which is shown and described in this application is not claimed herein but is in applicants eo-pending opg cation tiled. April 181 1910, under Serial i-o. 556.130 allowed May 8, 1911.

This invention is designed to be colpo in connection with the construction an described, and claimed in an a iplicati Letters Patent. ot' the United t tetes' tiled by Theodor Kihlgren on September 23? i908 under Serial No. 454,429. for impro'fcmcolf in Stringing device for making conico-- tions.

ln the drawings `forming part of this apr plication.-Figu re 1 is a perspective View of the Maron-vibrating mechanism Showing a portion of the chocolate-receiving apron. Fig. 2 is side elevation ot thc me ,and nth the Hbakciwlcver, in section A. the; linc 2MB ot Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a plan viow of the apron in detail.

Referring to the drawings in dctaihwhcre in the same reference characters indicatethe same construction, a designates the apron proper; deeignates a Shakerflever having e. curved or bent end b1 engaging, intermittently, the side ori'edge of the apron as the same is moved in the direction of the arrow b v any suitable mechanism, not shown. The lever b is operated by means of a suitably driven ratchet-wheel c7y acting upon a rod e slidably supported in the ,lugs f and g which are a part of the piece h which is bolted to a frame-member z', as shown at j. The rod e is normally pressed toward the wheel Z by means of the coiled spring k acting on the pin e1 and the lug 57. The ond of the rod e is provided with a wedgeshaped und e2 and with which the teeth of the wheel oi engage. e3 indicates a right angular shaw-d piece which is attached to the outer cud of the rod e and to which thc Shakerlerer 7) is pivoted.y as shown at e". The part rf is for the purpose of engaging the ad inestable stop gL for limiting the throw ot the shaker-lever b. This lever is pivoted to the lng g at g2. It is therefore obvious that when the wheel f1 is rotated, its teeth, acting on the rod e, will reciprocate the same against the tension ofthe springF 7c, and will, in turn. impart a shaking or ribratory motion te the travelingr confectionery receiving apron a, as shown by the arrow m in Fig. 3.

lcferring now to the construction of the apron fr.' it will be noticed that thc individual bars or wires thereof are lornicd with a bent or inclined portion o. whereby the upper surface of the apron provided with a channel portion fr?. liv reason of ilo inclined portion al, in the wires oi tho apron there is formed a channel o2 with the longer inclined portion of down which 'inclined portion the confectionn, shown in dotted lines. will Slide into contact, with the inclined or bent portion o?. This sliding or alining action of thc confections is brought about by moans of the action ot the shaker-lever 7) striking an intermittent` blow ou the edge of the apron a during its longitudinal movement. as readilyV understood.

n designates the first position oi the conn i'ei'tion when placed on the apron.y and u2 [to second position after the sliding action i downward on the part (La and against the lll() tzu'le. Tlii` let ci* Striiiv el' the clincolai'e as applied, is shawn 1L p, anal :is all of the xcnfectiuns will be eutniii-atieully moved infn line with the stream of Howing chocolnie, meh ecn'ieeimn will, in hun, be decomivfl :is il passes nnflei' the receptacle 0. ln-"ll element of lie apron. i', will be noticed, is snlielrmlinlly zi'fmg in shape in plan View, willi the Pimnnel pmml a? located between illu ln-nlle nl" ille nire.

l. mmfectiun .filiniug inw-lmnism having in mlmbinnicn, a lun'izcntally mevzible nprrm fm' i'ee'ei\inf the ecnfeeiune, e pnrtinn nl' the :ignerin being pmx-ined with a` cllnrmel- Hlmpm' Mal-face, :i nfflief element, :unl

e. rod interpnsed bein een lie Wheel und lever for imparting incrnaient mcion te the lever, substantially :is: ril-:scribed 3. A vibraimmechanism for the conveyer element of confectionery machinery, emnprning in combination, a lever for engaging ille eiele ef said element, a ratchetn wlw-el. u rml ,fidaptmf le be struck by the @ein of mid wheel and pivotully connected tf1 the lever, whereby an intermittent action will lne impm-icd t0 the lever and apron, lWhelan! iully ne described.

l. In :i nmcliinc of the kind described, the ,mibinnien with e lever pivoted between iis ends. an :11mm element, an inerniiifenlly ummm-il rml mnncciefl te one end of the lem-1f, ilu: cppliasife end of the lever' being :arranged to strike the edge of said apron, nlwre'll'ny in object 0n said apron will be nmvml in :i transverse direction, substani inlly :LLS llceci'ibed.

il EODOR KIH LGRL N. l) A VID KI HLGREN. l i linewcS I ii, l, Chemins? lY lili. Bnn'eN.

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U.S. Classification198/631.1, 198/848
Cooperative ClassificationA23G1/24, B65G15/60